Looking at CM website, looks like the flights will start on August 7th.
What I don't understand with the Panamanian health and Civil Authority officials re: Covid-19 and international passenger traffic is that Panama right now is divided in 2 blocks, provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste are in block one with movement restrictions by sex and ID numbers, and the rest of the country in block 2 perhaps (hopefully) going to block 3 within weeks depending in the incidences here.
In paper, CM could fly passengers with movement permits "salvoconducto
" domestic between PTY and DAV right now and if the rest of Panama goes into block 3, CM might be allowed to fly international from DAV.
I'm quite sure that there might be passengers out there willing to fly from PTY to the States (MIA) even if it has to be via DAV and from MIA to Panama (DAV) who wouldn't mind being quarantined in Chiriqui province.
On another issue, Panamanians overseas keep complaining how hard is to be repatriated from the countries where CM is operating humanitarian flights to.
For some reason, most of the CM flights out of PTY do return to PTY empty. Looks like CM isn't allowed to transport passengers (even if those are Panamanians returning to PTY) due to Panama Health ministry restrictions.